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i'm pat lieuson muse. >> and i'm jim handly. >> first this afternoon, what killed the 6-day-old panda cub last month. >> the zoo tells us lung and liver problems contributed to the little bear's death. megan mcgrath has more on the zoo's findings and how the mother, me xapi xiang is doing. >> reporter: they've been running a lot of tests, trying to figure out exactly what happened. and they do believe they now have the cause of death for the cub. they say that the cub's lungs were poorly developed, that there was not enough oxygen getting to the liver. that, in turn, caused liver damage and ultimately death. as for mei xiang, she is back on public display. she was out in the yard this morning, although she kept her back to visitors most of the morning. she's almost back to normal, she's not cradling her toy anymore. but she's no longer using that
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bamboo nest. they removed the last of that nesting material. in terms of her appetite, she still is not eating as much as normal. she's only eating about 80% to 85% of what she would normally eat. she is down a little bit in her weight. >> we want to see mei get to 100% consumption of bamboo, fruits and vegetables and biscuits as she normally would at this time of year. remember, she wasn't eating when she was in the den. so she is down in weight about 20 pounds from her normal 240. she's about 220 this week. and so that's a little bit off. but it's not a lot off. >> reporter: as for the future of mei xiang and tian tian, will they be setting up more breeding. they'll consult with their colleagues back in china. from the national zoo, megan mcgrath, news4.
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four children and their grandmother were killed in a row house fire in baltimore early this morning. the fire department said it looked like an inferno when firefighters arrived. they said it's surprising anyone made it out alive. but five other family members did manage to escape. one of them jumped out of a second-story window, another handed her baby to someone outside before she could get out. but inside, four children, ages ranging from 1 to 7, couldn't escape. here's what one neighbor saw. >> it was smoke, fire, you could see the fire coming out the windows. and the fire department, they just, you know, trng to get it out the best they could. but it was just rolling. >> reporter: it started about 2:00 this morning and wasn't put out until 3:45. two firefighters were injured when one of them fell through the second floor into the basement. they're both expected to be okay. some denver residents are holding their breath today. police have discovered a body in the same suburb where a 10-year-old girl disappeared on
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friday. but authorities say it's way too early to know if it's the body of the missing girl. the remains were found last night in a grassy park about seven miles from where jessica ridgeway disappeared, while walking to school. at a news conference this morning, police said they plan to continue searching for jessica. they believe she was abducted and today her parents were ruled out as suspects. the only real clue police have is her backpack found over the weekend six miles from her home, and a water bottle that she had with her. the focus in the race for the white house today turns to the running mates. it is debate night, and vice presidential candidates joe biden and paul ryan will face off this evening in kentucky. unlike a lot of vp debates, this one might make a big difference, because this race is so close now. >> reporter: in danville, the college town that hosts tonight's debate, local voters say they'll tune in. >> i want ryan to be able to
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express what we want for our country, like romney did in the presidential debate. >> i think it will help obama if joe biden does well. >> reporter: with the debate hall ready at center college, paul ryan arrived, a 42-year-old republican whiz kid set to face a 69-year-old debate veteran. >> joe biden has been on this stage before. it's my first time. but what he can't run from is president obama's indefensible record. >> reporter: the vice president is sometimes hurting team obama with gaffes, that he won't dodge. >> looking forward to it. >> reporter: the stakes in danville look higher after last year's debate in denver. >> the reason is mitt romney's developed significant momentum from his debate performance from barack obama last week. >> reporter: romney, who last night held a big rally in sidney, ohio, narrowed the gap in that key state. in the new nbc poll, no change
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in florida, obama by one. romney up three since the debate. romney up two in ohio, trailing by six. >> you're talking about single digits, having picked sides as a result of the debate, and romney got the advantage there. so we see a slight closing in these tossup numbers in these three critical states. >> reporter: more pressure on the number two candidates, who face off tonight. for their debate here at center college, domestic and foreign policy, biden and ryan will be seated, which normally leads to a lower energy level. from danville, kentucky, steve handelsman. >> they also came out with a poll on the senate race, showing tightening there, too, huh? >> reporter: that's right. tim kaine at 47% now, just one
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point above george allen at 46%. just go back a week ago, which, again, was before the presidential debates, jim, and kaine was 49 over allen's 44. a five-point spread became a one-point spad. even in the case of these two guys, both super-well-known governors, that things that happen to the top of the ticket can ripple down to senate races. and so as the race between romney and obama narrows in virginia, so does that senate race. back to you. >> big night out there. steve handelsman, thanks so much. baker is campaigning for question 7 in maryland. it would expand gambling in the state. and baker has a message for people who think it's a bad bill. during a taping of viewpoint this morning, baker said the initiative would create 12,000 jobs in the state and 6,000 jobs in the county and raise much-needed revenue. baker is also behind the push to
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build a new casino at national harbor. he responded to critics' concerns. >> what do you say to your constituents who have a moral dilemma with this, in terms of addiction, concerns about crime and things of that nature? >> what i say to folks is, because maryland's already passed a gaming bill, we are currently -- it's legal to gamble in maryland. there are five sites they do it. and right now, people from prince george's county are going to other sites. the problem is, those issues that are very real come back to prince george's county without the revenues to deal with it. what we want to makeure is we can bring in enough revenue that we can target job creation, we can target health benefits, we can deal with some of the very real problems that are out there. right now we have the problems, but no resources to deal with them. >> opponents were also concerned that revenue generated from
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expanded gambling will not be spent on education or other essential services as claimed. baker disputes that. you can watch the entire viewpoint interview on sunday morning at 7:00 right here on nbc 4. the meningitis outbreak continues to spread today. according to the centers for disease control and prevention, virginia now has 30 confirmed cases of infection. and nine cases reported so far in maryland. 170 people in all have been sickened in the outbreak that now spans 11 states. 14 people total have died, including one person in virginia, one in maryland. the massachusetts pharmacy linked to the tainted steroid shots has recalled all of its products now. well, some cold weather is rolling in, folks. heads up, and bundle up. some parts of our region could be under a freeze watch for tomorrow night. >> doug kammerer is outside on the storm team 4 weather deck. and if we're going to need
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sweaters are or more heat tonight, duck, lay it on us. >> i think you're going to need a lot of things tonight. really, over the next couple of nights, we're in for really cold air. plenty of sunshine right now, very, very nice. even though the temperature is about five to ten degrees below average. the numbers right now, we're sitting at 62 degrees at the airport. winds out of the northwest at 3 miles per hour. that dew point, 32. so a very cool dew point. that shows you just how cool things could get overnight tonight. as far as temperatures go right now, we're looking at 59 degrees in gaithersburg, 59 in manassas. tomorrow will be the coldest night inhe season. everybody there in blue is under a freeze watch, howard county, montgomery county, loudoun county, and we'll watch just how cold we're going to get. i think many areas may not just get below freezing, you may get below another number. we'll talk about that in a minute. >> all righty. it's do or die time for both
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the local baseball teams. right now nats fans are rocking the red down at nats park. they're hoping the team can come back from yesterday's disappointing loss. the cardinals are currently up 2-1. the nats need to win tonight to stay in the play-offs. >> did he do it again? he did! >> he did. a dramatic and disappointing loss for baltimore also has the orioles needing a win to stay in the play-offs. the os fell 3-2 against the yankees. like the nats, they're also trailing 2-1 and face elimination if they don't win tonight. we'll have live team coverage with dan hellie down at the park and pat collins talking with fans on news4 at 5:00 and 6:00 tonight. when news4 at 4:00 continues, caught on tape,
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stealing a $5,000 wedding dress. how this complicated plan involved a woman's friends, even a young child. impromptu concert breaks out at a new york subway station, stopping commuters in their tracks. and even this first president of the united states is dancing gangnam style, right here in d.c.
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teddy had his moment last week, now it's george's turn. this latest one includes the mascots from george washington university. you can see george washington, the school's hippo dancing around downtown d.c. and the gw campus. george only knows how to ride a horse. they didn't have cars back then. this video just got uploaded yesterday. the original gangnam style by rapper psy had more than 400 million views now. >> the president getting into the groove. oscar and golden globe winner is looking to conquer the book world. after her success in the movie "the help" she's now working on
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detective models. simon and shuster announced that the first book randy rhodes, ninja detectives will be out next fall. spencer said she hopes to give kids the same sense of magic that she found reading nancy drew and encyclopedia brown. i remember nancy drew. beyonce will be an empty chair at the next clint eastwood movie. justin bieber becomes the victim of a real crime and a fake crime. it's time for hollywood headlines. and joining us now, cohost with the russ parr morning show. so georgia, justin bieber is the latest victim of a host but he also lost something pretty special to him. >> yeah, he did. he was at a concert in tacoma, washington, performing, someone stole his laptop and computer, and his tour manager's stuff. he tweeted about it. he said, this stuff was really special to me. you should respect other
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people's things. also he's a victim of swatting. that is the new trend for people in los angeles, fans are swatting. what they did is called a place and said, somebody's waving a gun near justin bieber's los angeles house. of course, a s.w.a.t. team comes out. they find nothing. this just happened to miley cyrus, ashton kutcher. find something better to do. such a waste. >> all those resources going in there. the tv choppers that shoot the video. >> yesterday we talked about lindsay lohan and her mother. that's qte a mess. what do you have on that? >> we're finding out the reason they got into the argument is lindsay lohan's mom, her house was supposedly going into foreclosure, so lindsay gave her mom $40,000, and she wanted it back, i guess her mom didn't want to give it back to her. here's what i don't understand about celebrities. they just confuse me. they're fighting. she said, i'm being kidnapped, and mom is on cocaine, whatever. the next morning they're hugging it out. i'm confused.
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what's really going on. >> maybe they're confused too. >> i think i understand why lindsay lohan has all these i. we kw where she gets it om. >> politics getting in the way of the clint eastwood movie. >> the remake of a star is born, beyonce has been on board to play the female lead for two years. but clint eastwood is a big romney fan and jay-z and beyonce, they're big obama fans. they had the big fund-raiser for obama. i think that is why she pulled out of the movie. some people are saying that beyonce is pregnant. that also may be why she's pulling out of the movie. i don't think she's pregnant. sometimes we have a little baby bump even though there's no baby. i just think she's probably having political issues and she says, i'm out of here. >> politics or pregnancy. >> one of the ps. but spalding is going to sing. >> that puts her on the map, on
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the film map. >> stevie nicks has apologized to nikki minaj. >> here's the situation. you tell someone you're going to kill them, you probably should apologize. so she said that she would strangle nikki minaj and then went on to say, i don't care how many people were watching. i would strangle her and i wouldn't worry about going to jail. lady, when do you stop. so she didn't. now, of course, she's apologizing. she had some kind of connection with mariah carey because she knows all the ups and downs with mariah carey. she said i was just being protective of her. but i really wouldn't kill nikki minaj. there's something about that girl. >> writers in new york got something this week. >> rick springfield, jesse's girl, 8:00 in the morning, listen to this. ♪
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>> all righty. >> oh, my gosh. rick springfield. can you imagine, it was during rush hour, 8:00. he made new yorkers stop. who does that. >> i say he needed to be there. >> what do you have coming up tomorrow? >> it's bowie homecoming weekend. >> thank you, georgia. great to see you, as always. let's take a look now at the weather. doug? >> take a look out there. by the way, great moves, fantastic moves right there. on a day when we're seeing plenty of sunshine. it does not get much better than
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this, in the middle or late fall. we're still looking at early fall. you look at this, and say, 62, that's a bit on the cool side. but not bad at all with a lot of sunshine and light wind. tomorrow, temperatures about the same. we'll see them a little bit higher tomorrow. but the winds will be higher, too. that will actually make things feel a little cooler. as we look across the rest of the region, 58 degrees in martinsburg, 59 in gaithersburg, 63 in la plata, and 64 down towards fredericksburg. rainwise, don't expect any rain. i don't expect any rain until at least monday. we're going to see very dry conditions. those dry conditions will allow for temperatures to start to fall. we'll get quite chilly tonight. but tomorrow night, very chilly. some areas at or below freezing. washington, not included in that freeze watch. but montgomery county, howard county, loudoun county, and everybody to the north and west. i think some areas may not just get around 32, we could see some 20s in parts of the area.
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maybe 28, 29. we're talking some very cold air that's starting to race on in here. that is a little bit early for the season. but once again, we're not going to stay cold for quite so long. i do expect a warm-up by the end of the week. once again, a freeze watch tomorrow night for the areas you see here highlighted in the blue. satellite and radar showing -- nothing. clear skies, just a beautiful day out there on this thursday. it will continue to be quite nice right through the evening. but we'll cool off quite quickly. plenty of sunshine. this area of high pressure sags down to the south and east. here comes yet another cold front. that's what's going to help to create the cooler weather, or colder weather tomorrow night. another area of high pressure moves in. saturday morning we'll start off very, very cold. but i do think we'll warm up a little bit, once again, with plenty of sunshine, highs in the low 60s during the day on saturday. this evening, clear skies. 51 to about 56 degrees. tomorrow morning, waking up to another cool start, we'll see most areas in the 30s once
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again. 37 in some of the coldest areas, to about 46 inside the city. a chilly start with a few clouds here and there. tomorrow afternoon, sun and clouds, cool and breezy. we'll see high temperatures 59 to 65. but they will be falling quickly tomorrow night. once again, i think even in the d.c. area we could see some 30s to around 40 degrees on saturday morning. going up to a high of 62. 73 on sunday. 74 on monday. just a 30% chance of showers. then we get mild once again. this little cooldown we're seeing is not going to last too long. just gives us a little taste of what's coming. >> thank you. >> it is early. >> real early for 30s. coming up, not your average classroom. how a fairfax county school is expanding school to the mall. and the
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realizing a nursing home is the only choice. for many middle class families, medicaid is the only way to afford the care. but as a governor, mitt romney raised nursing home fees eight times. and as president, his budget cuts medicaid by one-third and burdens families with the cost of nursing home care. we have a president who won't let that happen. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approved this message. one of a kind school is expanding minds in alexandria, virginia, at the beginning of the school year dozens of high schoolers left t.c. williams.
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now they're learning whenever they want at the shopping mall. erin gilchrist has their story. >> reporter: sure, it looks like any high school computer lab, students plugging away in a format that is second nature for this generation. this time, though, they're actually fully engaged in course work, without a teacher and chalkboard pushing them or slowing them down. >> what you have here is a campus that is designed based on what students say to us was getting in the way of them getting their high school diploma. >> reporter: alexandria city and school leaders officially opened the t.c. satellite campus at landmark mall. home now to about 100 students who have total flexibility in how they learn everything from american history to calculus. the curriculum is entirely online, and available here from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on saturdays. >> they're working at their pace, either slowing it down when they need more time and attention to that, or speeding it up so they can move forward.
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>> reporter: students decided on their own to come here, along with their parents and counselors. no mandates. there's a minimum weekly course load, but students move at their own speed. >> you can come in whenever you want. you can leave whenever you want. you can take breaks. there's no constant teacher unless you need help. and you finish on your own time. >> this is what the student is having a problem with, this is what the student is having problems with, and adapt a lesson just to their specific needs. >> i've had problems with, like, trying to get my work done. and they just get you right back on task. they're keeping their eye on you. you can't just come here and not do your work. >> reporter: a comforting thought for stephanie's mom, who also earned a degree online. >> we came over and talked to the staff here. learned about the curriculum. and what it was like to be a satellite student. and so it was something that stephanie said she definitely wanted to try. >> reporter: alexandria school leaders hope to expand the
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graduation rate, and so far students are right where they should be, even moving at their own pace. news4, alexandria. >> the best of both worlds, you can do some shopping and a little learning at the same time. still to come, caught on tape, a woman stealing a $5,000 wedding dress and using a little child as an accomplice. why parents say they're outraged after a 5-year-old was let me tell you how i will create 12 million jobs when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates
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for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message.
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welcome back to news4 at 4:00. i'm pat lawson muse. >> i'm jim handly. breaking news out of olney, maryland. chopper 4 over a townhouse fire in the 4500 block of cain's lake. fire officials tell us there may be a floor collapse so they are battling this blaze from the outside because it is so intense. again, these live pictures from olney, maryland. let's take a look at our weather, which is about to change. chief meteorologist doug kammerer has the latest. >> yeah, we're at 70 degrees yesterday, so far today we're at 62. that's with plenty of sunshine. and the numbers are going to continue to go down. especially tomorrow night. 62 here in washington. 57 in hagerstown and 54 up towards pittsburgh. that's the cooler air that
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continues to settle on in. temperatures from new york down to richmond are between 5 and 10 degrees below average. even a little bit more in some locations. so we're in for quite a chill. not just tonight, but really tomorrow night. once again, some locations under a freeze watch. we'll talk more about that coming up in my forecast in just a little bit and i'll give you the rest of the seven-day forecast as well. it was a bold and elaborate scheme. police are on the lookout for a woman who swiped an expensive wedding dress from a store in northern new jersey. >> she even had a group of friends and a child in on the act. however, as ida siegel reports, what the suspect didn't know is that the whole thing was caught on video. >> reporter: pass her on the sidewalk and she looks like a regular bride casually walking down the street with her new wedding gown. but police say the woman in this video is a criminal. and the dress she's holding was stolen. >> grabbed the gown, opened the door and made a right-hand turn. >> reporter: that's the owner of the shop in fanwood, describing how the dress was swiped from
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his store over a week ago. he says the woman came into the store with a large group of friends, who were all in on it. >> we put them in the fitting room to try them on. they had the teenager coming. they were distracting. >> reporter: she even had her kid involved. >> the kid asked for my wife to go buy pizza. and go buy drinks. and we say, this is a boutique store, this is not a restaurant. >> reporter: half the group was back there? >> yes, six of them. and blocked my we to come -- >> reporter: block your wife's view. and one comes here. >> yeah. grab it, and opened the door and go out. >> reporter: with the dress. >> yes. and the kid. the kid running behind. >> reporter: pretty slick. >> it is. >> reporter: a camera around the back of the shore shows her again walking away, paying no mind to the little girl who's following far behind in the parking lot. that, police say, may be the most upsetting part. >> i guess she was more worried about stealing the dress than
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her own child, or whose ever child it was. >> the store owner said the dress is worth about $5,000. police are hoping somebody comes forward to identify the woman. it was coach against coach at a youth football game. take a look at this video. a california parent posted online of a coach charging and then tackling a rival coach. right in front of their 13-year-old players. things got out of control, as you see people try to step in, causing even more fights. no word on why one coach went after the other. >> not very good sports. a missouri mother is furious after witnesses claim they saw school officials restrain her son with duct tape. the little boy is 5. and he has special needs. a police report claims the boy was tied up by the principal, and the school bus driver two weeks ago after he got upset on the bus. a parent of one of his school mates is disturbed by the allegations. >> i think there ought to be criminal charges involved. not only on the school bus
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driver, but possibly the school. they covered this up for at least a week. >> the sheriff's office and school district are investigating. the school superintendent said he's expecting the staff to appropriately supervise students at all times. much more ahead on news4 at 4:00 this afternoon. how an unusual alleged prostitution ring run out of a zumba studio. heading u
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the next time you head to wendy's for a frosty or baconater, you may notice some changes. wendy's is updating its logo, trying to transform itself into a higher end hamburger chain. you'll see a pared down look with the casual red font and slightly older looking wendy. it's the first logo change in nearly 30 years. the change comes amid a lot of competition intensifying in the fast-food world. >> i don't think wendy is wearing her hair like that anymore. checking out the daily deals for you. >> a full kitchen knife set for over 70% off. this is a sharp deal. pay $35, and get an 18-piece set
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including knives for carving, fillets, paring, as well as all-purpose slicers. normally priced at $120, the world class knife set comes with a lifetime replacement guarantee, some 2,000 people have already grabbed those knives. >> that is a big deal. and on groupan, pay $59 and get a gutter cleaning service from rc remodeling solutions for one-level homes, or pay $89 for a two-level house. this deal can you used in the district or fairfax county and would normally cost twice the price. four days left to grab this one. >> a special day on the calendar. today is 10-11-12, and it has some people feeling lucky. >> couples are getting married. others are buying lottery tickets today. 10-11-12 is not as popular as last year's 11-11-11. according to one vegas wedding chapel, it's offering a special
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numerology package today. how rare is a sequence like today? turns out, not very. we've had this kind of sequence every year since 2003. this december, we'll be talking about 12-12-12. next year, we'll celebrate 12-13-14. but after that, we'll need to wait until 2103 for the next sequence date. we won't be here to update you on that. >> wra. but there are a lot of times between now and then. >> oh, yeah. >> to get lucky. or at least to pick what you think might be lucky numbers. the qvc anchor who fainted on live tv is now telling her side of the story. >> i want to hear from that co-anchor, too, what was he doing. in time for the holidays, the way retailers are offering
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we have an update on the scary moment that happened on live tv over the weekend. qvc host cassie slain was giving her sales pitch when she started to get dizzy, she patted her chest and then appeared to faint. the camera cut from the scene and the other host, the host of the show, in fact, dan hughes picked up and continued the sales pitch. since then hughes has been taking flack on social media for the way he reacted. slain was on the "today" show. >> i was being taken care of by two medics, three producers. i told him just please keep going. keep going. i'm fine.
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he's been in touch with me. i think he handled it really professionally. he's a very good friend and a good man. >> slain said she went to the doctor, and that everything's just fine. earlier this week, she blamed her dizziness on low blood sugar. that was a scary, scary moment there. >> yeah, it was. and dan just kept holding on though that ipad and reading out the deals. >> you know what -- >> i would not do that. >> i would hope not. >> we would walk you out. >> help me first, and then -- >> you know. >> call 911 or something. >> i think that's the second time she's had that problem. so it is an issue. low blood sugar. >> back indoors. >> back indoors, loving the weather today. a lot of people said they actually liked today better than yesterday. yesterday was 70 and sunshine, today 62 and sunshine. a lot of you liking this cooler weather. but will you like it tomorrow night, that's going to be the question, especially into early saturday morning. out there right now, take a look
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at that. just gorgeous, plenty of sunshine. bright blue skies. a lot of green out there. but we're starting to see some color. a lot of color up towards the mountains. going to be a great weekend to get up there to the mountains to take a look at some of the fall color that is happening towards some of the ski resorts, especially some of the higher elevations. 62 right now. winds out of the south at 7 miles per hour. that wind will be shifting just a little bit over the next day or so and driving in even cooler air. right now 60 in reston. down towards huntingtown we'll see a cool night tonight. we're looking at clear skies, that gives us plenty of sunshine, but it also keeps things much cooler at night. it allows any of the radiation from the surface move right back up into the atmosphere. maybe around 44 in la plata. that's going to be chilly. but knock off five to ten degrees for tomorrow night, and we're talking about the
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potential first freeze for many of us out there. i don't it will involve the district. 63 in leesburg. 66 in fredericksburg. then the temperatures come down on saturday. a high of 62. after a low of 39. 73 on your sunday. 74 on monday. with a chance of a shower, not looking too bad next week, though. walmart is going after amazon. it's the largest retailer in the world versus the online pioneer. walmart's game plan lure amazon shoppers with promises of same-day delivery. >> reporter: that's the sound of the way we often shop these days, online, and from the comfort of our home. internet purchases rate $200 billion last year. walmart, the nation's largest retailer, wants to feed the need
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for instant gratification, testing a $10 same-day delivery on some 5,000 products. everything from toys to flat panel tvs. all without having to look for a parking spot. >> i think it's a great idea. i really feel it will be a real competitive advantage for them, especially going into the holiday season. >> reporter: walmart to go as they're calling it is a shot across the bow of, the world's largest online retailer which itself is aiming for same-day delivery, the sellers going head-to-head. >> one thing i like better about amazon versus walmart is the actual -- the layout of their website. i think it's a little bit easier to follow. >> because i know walmart and i'm comfortable with walmart, i trust them more. >> reporter: walmart is testing it in minneapolis, philadelphia. they offer same day on products in ten cities, including boston, chicago, vegas and seattle. the fight for those
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point-and-click dollars could come down to the old real estate rule of thumb, location, location, location. it's early in the testing, but with 4,000 stores, walmart could conceivably offer same-day almost everywhere. by year's end, amazon's distribution centers will total about 60. >> whether you started out online, or you started out in the store, you have to straddle both of those spheres, and you have to do it well if you want to win those consumer dollars. walmart realizes it's going to have to play ball with amazon. it's goliath versus goliath. in the record books at the bottom of a pool. news4 at 5:00, we're following breaking news in montgomery county.
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chopper 4 over the scene of a fire. the roof has collapsed. i'm jackie bensen. university of maryland students robbed at gun point in this wooded area. i'll have that story. tonight at 6:00, a boy dragged off by police from school. the video and the story sparked international outrage.
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an 18th century spannish gallion discovered off the coast of sicily. the finance police began investigating the area after an off-duty border patrol diver discovered large objects on the seabed. the objects turned out to be a cannon and pieces of the cannon's wooden cart. the italian authorities say the gallion is remarkably well preserved, and that it sank back in 1718 during a naval battle between spain and england. a major find for paleontologists in arizona. they say they found the remains of a 200 million year old reptile while doing field work. the most complete skeletons they've ever discovered using 3-d scans. they're reconstructing what the reptile might have looked like. they've already got sketches of the animal. they hope to put the entire skeleton back together and display it for visitors. if you're already the best, challenge yourself to get better.
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that's what a caricature artist in the czech republic did. he's already the fastest caricature artist in the world. so he decided to set a new record, this time underwater. he drew ten sketches in just over four minutes all while scuba diving for the first time and looking at his subjects through a window. >> that's cool stuff. >> that's a cool trick to be able to pull off. >> i'll say. still to come on news4 at 4:00 this afternoon, a
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[ female announcer ] it's one of the hardest decisions a family can make... realizing a nursing home is the only choice. for many middle class families, medicaid is the only way to afford the care. but as a governor, mitt romney raised nursing home fees eight times. and as president, his budget cuts medicaid by one-third and burdens families with the cost of nursing home care. we have a president who won't let that happen. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approved this message.
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an alleged prostitution scandal is drawing a lot of attention to a small town in maine. a fitness instructor there is accused of running a brothel out of her studio and secretly taping encounters with up to 100 men. >> reporter: it's a picture-perfect postcard town. it's what the locals around here do not know that's the talk of the town. a list of more than 100 men, some said to be prominent members of the community, in a little black book of johns who prosecutors argue were paying to have sex with a local zumba dance teacher. >> people are chattering, they just want names.
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>> reporter: in court on tuesday, alexis wright pleaded not guilty to 106 counts of prostitution, tax evasion, theft, and privacy violations. >> not guilty. >> fact of the matter is, rumors around town are not evidence of criminal activity. moaning and groaning and consent actual activity between adults is not criminal. >> reporter: according to the affidavit, police began investigating after locals said they saw men going in and out at all hours. often only for a half an hour. court papers say there are also hours of secret video recordings of the sexual encounters. along with text messages and computer records allegedly including video of multiple sexual activities between wright and her business partner, mark strong, who himself is facing 59 counts of promoting prostitution
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and privacy violations. >> they were inside the studio and she was naked. but that is not a crime under maine law nor is it prostitution. it may not be good judgment, but it's not actionable by the state. >> reporter: prosecutors believe wright and strong made $150,000 since 2010 in the scheme. now the town is bracing for the fallout. >> wright is charged with theft because she didn't claim all of her income on tax returns, and because she collected public assistance. the alleged johns in this case could be identified later this week. next at 5:00, students robbed at the university of maryland. we have breaking news right now out of montgomery county. a child fell from a window at a high-rise apartment building and grabbed onto a tree.
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>> shomari stone just arrived at the apartment building. >> reporter: they said this is amazing that this child is lucky to be alive. we're right here where it happened, rather than a block away. we said, let's bring our viewers closer to the scene. that child fell right in this area right here. my photographer, dave carter, could pan up for our viewers and you can see, folks, that is the eighth floor right there. take a look at the -- you can see the screen, it's damaged. also, the blinds are up. montgomery county police tell me that that child climbed out of that window and fell. dave, if you can come back down here we can show the viewers here. the police said i could come closer to the scene and show you this. this is the branch that that child hit. you can see it snapped. and a lot of witnesses tell me that it's fortunate this tree was here because it broke the fall. let's roll some video right now. witnesses say that this happened around 4:00-ish. that child fell down. a lot of folks say that they were just amazed, that they heard him, he was crying.
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